Japanese delegation meets MA&UD Dept Secretary

Hyderabad: A high level Japanese delegation led by Hidenori Yokoyama, Director International Cooperation Department for Waste Management, Clean Authority of Tokyo met the Principal Secretary Municipal Administration Arvind Kumar today and discussed feasibility study report for setting up waste incineration plant in Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation.

The delegation had earlier done an extensive study in Warangal for development of a waste treatment facility with the introduction of advanced Japanese waste treatment technologies in order to improve urban environment. Mr Yokoyama made a power point presentation on the waste characteristics of Warangal that they have surveyed.

The lower calorific value of GWMC waste calculated from the survey result was generally within the design range. Based on the data and latest relevant laws and regulations, a fundamental business plan of an incineration plant that uses highly reliable and effective waste treatment technologies was suggested which complies with the Municipal Solid Waste rules 2016.

It would also reduce the land requirement by 90 percent and it would not have smell.

Arvind Kumar observed that waste treatment is a high priority issue for rapidly growing cities to secure a clean environment and deal with insufficient landfill space. He said that a revenue model has to be worked out so that the cost can be recovered as soon as possible.

Yokoyama briefed about the rapid increase in waste generation in Tokyo from the 60s and how they obtained cooperation from the local communities and developed reduce, reuse and recycle movement working with local communities.

Principal Secretary enquired about the quantum of waste generated and the way the waste material is transported in Tokyo.

Engineering in Chief Dhan Singh, Tatsuki and other officials attended the meeting. The delegation will again visit Warangal today as a follow up of their earlier visit. (INN)

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